Red Bull Cliff Diving cancels 2020 World Series and focuses on 2021 season
In the light of health concerns and advice from the authorities, the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series season has been suspended for 2020. We trust that this decision will be understood and respected by everyone.
All efforts and energy are focused on an outstanding 2021 season, when elite divers as well as young up-and-coming talent will once again wow the crowds with their breathtaking free-falls from up to 27m.
We remain hopeful of staging a standalone event in Australia in appreciation of our loyal fans and to grant the planet's finest divers a chance to showcase their supreme acrobatic skills.
Red Bull Australia are doing everything they can to be prepared to host the event in Sydney, November 2020. The safety of the public, the divers, the crew and all others involved is the number one priority and, along with government advice, will ultimately determine the possibility of doing so closer to the date.
Athletes representing 18 different nations, including reigning champions Rhiannan Iffland (AUS) and Gary Hunt (FRA), will lead the world's oldest extreme sport to new heights in 2021, as the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series returns stronger and ready to inspire fans around the world again.
Constantin Popovici burst onto the Red Bull Cliff Diving scene almost out of nowhere in 2019, earning two spectacular victories and announcing himself as a serious contender for the throne kept warm for so long by the imperious Gary Hunt. What sets the Romanian apart from others though, apart from his unerring ability from 27m, is that he's also still competing as a professional 10m diver. In 2020, the 31-year-old has set himself a grand goal: to become the best in both disciplines.
Between December and May, this series will follow Constantin closely, offering an exclusive insight into his life and training regime as he targets qualification to Tokyo 2020 and prepares for the new cliff diving season.
Above you can watch Episode 2: New Challenges. In this episode, Constantin enjoys a three day break from pool training, but it's certainly no time for putting his feet up and relaxing. Instead, he straps those feet onto a snowboard and indulges in his other great passion on the slopes in Austria.
If you missed Episode 1: Working on the Basics, you can find it at the bottom of this page, and look out for Episode 3: Higher Intensity, coming in March.